109,525Feb 4, 2010
Senator Landrieu on Health Care
51,902Dec 10, 2010
Senator Sanders Filibuster
Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT) conducted a filibuster of proposed legislation to extend George W. Bush-era tax cuts. He objected to the extensions for those in the highest income brackets, ...
35,380Nov 29, 2011
Senators Paul and McCain on Terror Detainee Policy
Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and john McCain (R-AZ) spoke on the Senate floor about S. 1867, a bill dealing with Defense programs and policy, including terror detainee policy.
17,198Jun 18, 1998
Senator Leahy on 1998 Sotomayor Nomination
Senator Leahy spoke about Senate delays in considering the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals. In his remarks he alleged that Republicans were ...
15,951Dec 7, 2009
Senator Boxer on Health Care
Senator Boxer spoke on the health care legislation.
6,438Oct 11, 2011
Senate Debate on Jobs Bill
Senator Corker (R-TN) and Senator Durbin (D-IL) spoke about President Obama’s jobs bill.
5,439Dec 7, 2011
Senator Inouye on 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
Senator Daniel Inouye spoke on the Senate floor about the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
4,894Oct 3, 2013
Senators Warren, Corker and McCain on Shutdown
Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bob Corker (R-TN), and John McCain (R-AZ) talked about the government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling issue.
4,793Nov 21, 2013
Senate Debate on Filibuster Rules
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke about changing the chambers' filibuster rules.
2,356Nov 19, 2008
Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) Farewell
Senator Stevens delivered a farewell speech in the Senate chambers. He was the longest-serving Republican senator with six terms in office. He lost a close reelection campaign amid ...
2,323Oct 6, 2011
Debate on Senate Floor Proceedings
Late in the session Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) moved that a post-cloture motion by Republicans was dilatory. The chair ruled against the motion and the ruling of the chair was appealed, and ...
2,206May 26, 2011
Senate Debate on USA Patriot Act Provisions
Senators debated re-authorization of the USA Patriot Act.
1,855Sep 26, 2008
Financial Market Rescue Proposals
Senators Schumer and Durbin talked about the economy on the Senate Floor. They focused on the Democratic plans for rescuing the financial markets.
1,844Oct 1, 2008
Senator Dick Durbin Speech
Senator Dick Durbin spoke on the need to pass financial markets legislation.
1,617Nov 20, 1987
1,611Jun 28, 2010
Senators on Death of Senator Byrd
On the day that Senator Byrd (D-WV), the longest serving senator in U.S. history, died, his fellow senators took to the floor to pay tribute to Senator Byrd’s life and career. Senator ...
1,389Dec 16, 2009
Senator Sanders After Amendment Withdrawal
Senator Bernie Sanders spoke about withdrawing his amendment to create a single-payer health care system by expanding Medicare to all. He made the move after Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn ...
1,340Sep 13, 1995
Welfare Reform Debate
In a portion of the Senate’s debate on welfare reform, senators debated an amendment by Senator Faircloth which would eliminate cash benefits to unwed mothers under eighteen unless the ...
1,328Dec 21, 2010
Senator Specter Farewell Address and Tribute
1,162Sep 9, 1996
Defense of Marriage Act Debate
In an excerpt beginning at about 6 p.m., Senator Helms spoke in
support of the Defense of Marriage Act. Senator Kennedy spoke in
support of a nondiscrimination measure to protect ...
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